Notice of Variances and Waivers
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:11B-27.00212
: Maintenance of Officer Certification
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 20, 2011, the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, received a petition for a permanent waiver of subsection 11B-27.00212(14), F.A.C., from Oakland Police Department. The rule requires officers to requalify with a firearm every two years on a course of fire mandated by Commission rule and administered by Commission-certified firearms instructors. The petition supports the requested waiver by stating that the officers for whom the waiver is sought did successfully complete the course of fire, however, the instructors who supervised the mandatory shoots were not fully certified as a CJSTC firearms instructors at the time of the officers' requalifications. Petitioner states that the officers will suffer a substantial hardship if their certifications are rendered inactive as a result of this situation. Petitioner further states that it would violate the principles of fairness to fail to recognize that the officers affected by this situation did successfully complete the requirement simply because their instructors failed to comply with all administrative aspects of firearms instructor certification.
A copy of the Petition for Variance or Waiver may be obtained by contacting: Grace A. Jaye, Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302.